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  • 30 Sep 2014 7:43 PM | Anonymous

    The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, the public flagship university of the state and one of the world’s preeminent research universities, seeks a dean for its highly recognized School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD). The SMTD combines and integrates the advantages of a performing arts conservatory with those of a leading research university, offering teaching and performance opportunities from the undergraduate through doctoral levels in a comprehensive range of coursework that spans the fields of music, theatre, and dance (including opera and musical theatre), as well as strong interdisciplinary initiatives with many of the university’s other 18 schools and colleges. The school’s extraordinary faculty includes internationally active performers; prize-winning composers, choreographers, and playwrights; and renowned scholars. Public performances and pre-college outreach programs offer service to and connection with the university, the community, the region, and the state.

    The new dean will provide vigorous artistic and academic leadership to the SMTD, bringing the school together around a vision for the optimal SMTD of the future. The dean is the chief executive and academic officer of the school, overseeing its academic programs and policies, stewarding the school’s financial, capital, and human resources, and playing a prominent role in fund raising and external relations. The dean reports to the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. The highly decentralized structure of the university gives the dean significant autonomy for establishing a strategic vision for the school and marshalling the resources to support that vision.

    Successful candidates should be nationally recognized artists and scholars whose active and distinguished professional records include some combination of performance, teaching, research, and leadership in the performing arts. Candidates must be qualified to assume a tenured faculty position at the University of Michigan, and will be expected to have a demonstrated commitment to positive action that supports the educational goals associated with a diverse student body, faculty, and curriculum.

    Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 15, 2014. The university has retained Witt/Kieffer to assist with this search. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile that can be found at, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the consultants for the search, Robin Mamlet and Elizabeth Bohan, at The consultants can also be reached by phone through the desk of Leslie Donahue, administrative support for this search, at 630-575-6178.

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic university community committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Potential applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.


  • 30 Sep 2014 7:35 PM | Anonymous
    The Department of Dance at The Ohio State University seeks a dance professional who is actively engaged in a combination of physical practice, creative activity, and theoretical inquiry. We welcome an artist/teacher connected to the forefront of dance training practices and choreography, committed to developing relationships with the professional field nationally and internationally, as well as with the local community. Faculty and students value an individual with an interdisciplinary perspective, who is excited by the investigation of embodied scholarship. We encourage applicants who will add a unique artistic voice to our diverse curriculum and faculty.

    Our new colleague will contribute: 

    In Teaching: expertise in teaching a rigorous physical practice such as contemporary dance, ballet, Africanist dance forms, or improvisation, as well as dance composition, at all levels of the BFA and MFA programs, and instructing in at least one additional curricular area 

    In Research: creating or directing concert dance, mediated performance, video dance, site specific work, dance theatre, and/or interdisciplinary projects 

    In Service: leadership in undergraduate and graduate programs, curriculum development, advising, and governance within the department, college, university, and the field at large 

    About the Department 

    The Department of Dance at The Ohio State University consistently ranks as one of the top programs in the country. We provide intersecting investigations in the field of dance, with courses in movement practices, somatics, choreography, repertory, dance history, production and lighting, Labanotation and Laban studies, dance pedagogy, dance related technologies, dance documentation, theory and analysis. We view the breadth of our program as both appropriate to the academic setting and as responsible practice, educating students in a comprehensive way within the lively discourse of a major research university, and providing multiple avenues toward future careers within an evolving field. Our department is staffed by 14 tenure-track faculty, adjunct educators, guest artists, visiting scholars, and 15 graduate associates. We serve 90 undergraduates in the BFA program, 35 graduate students in MFA or PhD programs, 200 dance minors, and 500 students each semester in the non-major program. Our newly renovated facilities in historic Sullivant Hall feature state-of-the-art, flexible performance spaces, six studios, classrooms, a costume shop, and a media lab. New neighbors within the building include the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library, The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD), and the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy. Situated at the gateway of the university’s campus, this new vantage provides an expansive view of the university’s evolving Arts District, which includes Mershon Auditorium and the Wexner Center for the Arts. 

    Position: Assistant Professor, Full-time, tenure track 

    Qualifications: advanced degree preferred, professional experience required

    Salary: commensurate with experience 

    Application deadline: Review of applications begins October 15, 2014 and we encourage submission by that date. 

    Date of Hire: Autumn Semester 2015 

    Send Letter of Application, Resume or Vita, and contact information for 3 References through Academic Jobs Online: 

    Inquiries: Susan Hadley, Search Committee Chair 

    To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA Employer.

  • 30 Sep 2014 7:30 PM | Anonymous

    Assistant Professor – Ethnomusicology 

    The Department of Music at the University of California Riverside invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in ethnomusicology (open specialization) with an expected start date of July 1, 2015. We seek a dynamic scholar of the highest intellectual, creative, and pedagogical potential to contribute to an active and expanding department that includes a vibrant PhD program, dual undergraduate majors in Music and Music and Culture, and a variety of performance ensembles. The successful candidate’s research and teaching specializations will complement and/or extend existing program strengths in Southeast Asian, Asian American, and Latin American musics, while also enhancing interdisciplinary connections with other UCR programs including Anthropology, Dance, Media and Cultural Studies, and Ethnic Studies. A commitment to ethnography with significant fieldwork experience, expertise in contemporary cultural theory (broadly defined), and a demonstrated interest in emerging subfields such as sound studies and popular music studies are all desirable. 

    DUTIES: Establish a record of professional excellence through innovative scholarship and publication; teach diverse interdisciplinary music courses, including broad undergraduate surveys, focused courses in the area of specialization, and graduate seminars targeting contemporary topical, theoretical, and methodological issues in ethnomusicology; mentor theses and dissertations; and service, including advising, committee membership, and public outreach. 

    Applicants must be ABD at time of application. Ph.D. will be required at time of appointment on July 1, 2015. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applicants must apply online at A complete application includes cover letter, CV, research sample, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin Monday, October 20, 2014 and the position will remain open until filled. 

    For questions contact: Jonathan Ritter: 

    The Department of Music is housed in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences on the Riverside campus of the University of California and offers the bachelor’s degree (BA) in music or music and culture, as well as master’s and doctoral degrees (with emphases in composition, ethnomusicology, and musicology). Departmental offices, classrooms, and performance spaces are located in the ARTS Building. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 30 Sep 2014 7:28 PM | Anonymous

    Open Rank Professor of Performance Theory and Practice


    The Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University, College Station seeks a tenured or tenure-track professor of performance theory and practice. Candidates will have a research program in performance studies with an emphasis in performance praxis (dramaturgy, directing, movement/dance, etc.). We seek candidates with a deep commitment to merging performance theory and practice as well as knowledge of theatre/performance history, contemporary performance praxis, and interdisciplinary approaches to performance research. Applicants whose work extends beyond the United States are encouraged to apply.


    Areas of focus may include activist performance, experimental performance, community-based performance, devised performance, performance history, or performance theory. Standard teaching load is 2/2 with high research expectations and contributions to the development of the Department’s new B.A. in Performance Studies.


    Applicants at the Assistant Professor rank will have a PhD in Theatre or Performance Studies and an established program of practice and research that clearly demonstrates potential for further research excellence. Applicants at the Associate rank will have a PhD in Theatre or Performance Studies and a record of nationally prominent scholarship and/or creative work that bridges theory and practice. Appointment at the rank of Full Professor may be possible for applicants with a PhD in Theatre or Performance Studies and an exceptional record of nationally and internationally prominent research and/or creative work across theory and practice. MFA in Theatre welcome in addition to PhD at all ranks. Applicants at the rank of Associate or Full Professor must demonstrate a record meriting tenure at a research university that has a Carnegie

    classification of RU/VH and is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).


    Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae; teaching evaluations or classroom observations citing excellence and innovation in teaching at the undergraduate and

    graduate level, and three letters of recommendation. Further materials may be requested. Review of applications begins on November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send all materials electronically to Dr. Kirsten Pullen, Theory and Practice Search Committee Chair at


    The Department of Performance Studies, one of twelve academic departments in the College of Liberal Arts, is currently composed of two undergraduate degree programs, one in theatre and one in music, and a master's program in performance studies; we anticipate creating a B.A. program in Performance Studies. Texas A&M College Station, an AAU Research I university, is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and a Public Records state.


    For more information, please contact Dr. Kirsten Pullen,

  • 29 Sep 2014 9:04 AM | Anonymous member

    Grand Valley State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Music and Dance, invites applications for a full time tenure track faculty position in Dance to begin August, 2015. We seek a highly motivated individual with exceptional communication and inter-personal skills coupled with extensive experience in dance performance and pedagogy. A terminal degree in Dance, or a related Dance discipline, as well as significant experience as a teacher at the college/university level is required. ABD candidates, who are otherwise exceptionally qualified, may be considered for an interim appointment at the Instructor rank. Evidence of past or the potential for future achievements leading to national recognition as a performance artist, choreographer and scholar is required. 

    Duties will include teaching all levels of modern, history, and composition
    and two or more of the following: ballet, jazz, pedagogy, kinesiology, dance technology, dance production, or improvisation. The position will require the individual to choreograph for department concerts and productions; mentor and advise student dancers and choreographers; and participate in the administrative and performance life of the Department of Music and Dance. All members of the Department of Music and Dance are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and be active in performance, research or other creative endeavors.

    Review will begin on October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  

    Attach (1) a letter of interest addressing how the candidate meets the qualification requirements as outlined above; (2) a detailed curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of the candidate's teaching philosophy; and (4) contact information for five professional references. Candidates who advance in the search should be prepared to submit on short notice a representative DVD or web-based video recording illustrating the applicant's choreographic techniques and showing an entire class with the candidate teaching.

  • 29 Sep 2014 9:01 AM | Anonymous member

    Brigham Young University (BYU), a privately owned and operated university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located in Provo, Utah, invites application for the position of Cataloger of Music and Dance, a continuing faculty status track (BYU equivalent of tenure) position in the Harold B. Lee Library.

    The mission of this position is to provide accurate and prompt bibliographic records in local and international cataloging databases for the Harold B. Lee Library General and Special Collections materials that relate to music and dance subject areas. This covers all formats including text, digital, audio-visual, and serial, with a growing emphasis on digital manifestations. The mission also includes participating in scholarship, creative works, and other professional development activities associated with faculty status.

    Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church. The Library is seeking a dynamic individual who can perform well in a rapidly changing environment. 


    For complete job announcement and to apply go to:  


    Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014. 

  • 29 Sep 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Part time Faculty Pool - Dance

    Portland Community College

    Job Summary
    This posting represents anticipated ongoing part time instructor openings in Dance.

    Your application may be considered for substitute assignments as well as full class assignments.

    Term pay rate may vary by course. Actual term pay is based on the course catalog contact hours multiplied by the appropriate hourly rate. All newly hired part-time Faculty will be placed on Step 1.

    These positions are included in the bargaining agreement between Portland Community College and the Portland Community College Faculty Federation Employees. Employment in these positions will require, as a condition of employment, payment of monthly union dues or a monthly fair share fee in lieu of dues through automatic payroll deduction.

    Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.

    -Instruct students, using approved course outcome guides developed by college-wide subject area Faculty.

    -Assess and grade student achievement of learning outcomes.

    -Use student feedback to improve teaching.

    -Be available for a reasonable amount of student contact to respond to questions and to resolve problems related to the course through time spent before or after class or through telephone or e-mail exchanges or office hours where facilities and schedules permit.

    -Attend one staff meeting per term as directed by the College and when notified by the Division Dean.

    -Provide additional hours of course-related student conferences or tutoring over and above classroom instruction when courses are designated as requiring such.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Master's degree in Dance.


    3 years of professional dance experience (performing, choreography, teaching) to include 2 years of dance teaching experience.

    *Instructors shall have earned required academic credential at a regionally accredited institution.

    Preferred Qualifications
    Experience teaching adult students of various technical levels.

    Open Date

    Job Close Date
    These are Open and Continuous Pool Positions

    Position Status
    Part time Faculty

    Hours of Work

    Various Locations

    Various Locations

    Full Time/Part Time
    Part Time

    PCC Employees Only?

    Requisition Number

    How to Apply For complete job description and application instructions, visit:

    As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need. - See more at:


  • 29 Sep 2014 8:57 AM | Anonymous member

    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts


    In a city renowned for its internationalism, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts has played a unique and influential role in developing generations of performing, screen and technical artists. The Academy's six Schools, Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre & Entertainment Arts, make the Academy a vibrant centre of practice, teaching and practice-based research. Its outstanding international reputation is reinforced by the quality of its performers and its partnerships with other centres of excellence locally, regionally and internationally. With international residencies, visiting artists and alumni, which number amongst them some of the most respected professionals in the industry, the Academy is prolific in its creativity and dedicated to the training of future world-class performers, filmmakers and cultural leaders.

    The School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts offers a dynamic range of production-related courses in performing and entertainment arts. From theatre to theme parks and live events, the School's professionally-orientated programmes are designed to prepare students for exciting careers in entertainment and cultural industries.  In addition to its degree and sub-degree programmes, the School also offers a new programme of Fast-track courses in Theatre Lighting, Theatre Sound, Technical Management, Costume Technology and Property Making, recognizing today's and tomorrow's needs for top production people by local and regional entertainment companies.

    The postholder will be responsible for the academic programme in costume technology, teaching theoretical classes, conducting practical application workshops and tutorials, and supervising students during rehearsal and performing periods.  In addition to these responsibilities, the postholder will be expected to assist with curriculum planning and course development.

    Required Qualifications are:
    (a)    Preferably, MFA or professional training to an equivalent level.
    (b)    Significant and proven professional experience in the postholder's areas of theatre specialism, especially in costume shop management and leadership.
    (c)    Teaching experience at post-graduate or graduate level desirable.

    Appointment will be on a two-year contract, with possibility of renewal, subject to mutual agreement.  A gratuity payment equal up to 15% of basic salary earned during the contract period will be payable upon satisfactory completion of contract.  Fringe benefits include leave, medical, and dental benefits.  Housing subsidy will be provided to the eligible appointee.  The current standard rate of income tax in Hong Kong is 15%.

    Interested parties should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae to:
    The Deputy Registrar (Corporate) and Director of Academic Links
    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
    No.1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
    Fax: (852) 2584 8953

    Closing date for application is 15 November 2014. Please quote reference code 'SL(CVTech)' on the envelope.  Information is also available on the Academy's website

    Personal data collected will be used for recruitment-related purposes only.
    The Academy reserves the right to make appointment by nomination or invitation. - See more at:


  • 28 Sep 2014 11:35 AM | Anonymous member

    The Williams College Dance Department invites applicants for a full time tenure-track position in Dance History and Theory beginning Fall 2015. Responsibilities will include teaching dance history and theory from a global perspective. Scholar/artists with performance and significant dance teaching experience are especially welcome to apply. Additional teaching could include anatomy/kinesiology, dance media and technology, choreography/improvisation, Laban Movement Analysis, and/or ensemble directing. In addition to sustaining scholarly and/or creative research, the successful candidate will collaborate with department faculty to expand curricular offerings and to develop innovative pedagogy that engages multiple disciplines at the college. Ph.D. or MFA should be in hand or expected by September 2015.

    All applications should be submitted through Interfolio Application components must include a cover letter addressed to Sandra Burton (Chair), a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a teaching statement, and other pertinent materials (e.g, reviews of professional projects, writing sample, media sample). Cover letters should speak to the candidate’s ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Application deadline: December 1, 2014

    EEO/AA Policy
  • 26 Sep 2014 11:51 AM | Anonymous member

    The department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor with a theatre, dance, or performance studies Ph.D. to join a vibrant department that emphasizes the intersections of scholarship and practice. Areas of specialty are open, but may include dance studies, non-Western performance, transnational studies, and queer studies. 


    Candidates should have a strong record of professional activity and a commitment to publication, as well as a commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching. The ability to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels is a plus but not required. 

    Application Instructions

    Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and one writing sample. The deadline for applications is December 15, 2014. The term of appointment will begin July 1, 2015.

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